New Sanctions Against Iran Are Now in Effect

REIMPOSING TOUGH SANCTIONS: President Donald J. Trump’s Administration is taking action to reimpose sanctions lifted under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • President Trump made clear when he ended United States participation in the JCPOA that his Administration would be reimposing tough sanctions on the Iranian regime.
    • In connection with the withdrawal from the JCPOA, the Administration laid out two wind-down periods of 90 days and 180 days for business activities in or involving Iran.
  • Consistent with President Trump’s decision, the Administration will be reimposing specified sanctions after August 6, the final day of the 90-day wind-down period.
  • On August 7, sanctions will be reimposed on:
    • The purchase or acquisition of United States bank notes by the Government of Iran.
    • Iran’s trade in gold and other precious metals.
    • Graphite, aluminum, steel, coal, and software used in industrial processes.
    • Transactions related to the Iranian rial.
    • Activities relating to Iran’s issuance of sovereign debt
    • Iran’s automotive sector.
  • The remaining sanctions will be reimposed on November 5, including sanctions on:
    • Iran’s port operators and energy, shipping, and shipbuilding sectors.
    • Iran’s petroleum-related transactions.
    • Transactions by foreign financial institutions with the Central Bank of Iran.
  • The Administration will also relist hundreds of individuals, entities, vessels, and aircraft that were previously included on sanctions lists.

ENSURING FULL ENFORCEMENT: President Trump will continue to stand up to the Iranian regime’s aggression, and the United States will fully enforce the reimposed sanctions.

  • The Iranian regime has exploited the global financial system to fund its malign activities.
    • The regime has used this funding to support terrorism, promote ruthless regimes, destabilize the region, and abuse the human rights of its own people.
  • The Trump Administration intends to fully enforce the sanctions reimposed against Iran, and those who fail to wind down activities with Iran risk severe consequences.
  • Since the President announced his decision on May 8 to withdraw from the JCPOA, the Administration has sanctioned 38 Iran-related targets in six separate actions.

PROTECTING OUR NATIONAL SECURITY: The JCPOA was defective at its core and failed to guarantee the safety of the American people.

  • President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran deal upheld his highest obligation: to protect the safety and security of the American people.
  • The Iranian regime only grew more aggressive under the cover of the JCPOA and was given access to more resources to pursue its malign activities.
    • The regime continues to threaten the United States and our allies, exploit the international financial system, and support terrorism and foreign proxies.
  • The Administration is working with allies to bring pressure on the Iranian regime to achieve an agreement that denies all paths to a nuclear weapon and addresses other malign activities.
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mark
3 years ago

The regime has used this funding to support terrorism, promote ruthless regimes, destabilize the region, and abuse the human rights of its own people….this was what the USA government has been doing for years.

Steven B Coy
Steven B Coy
3 years ago
Reply to  mark

YES BUT OBAMA IS GONE NOW THANK GOD AND SOME SMART VOTERS !!!! VIETNAM VET

Mathew Mok
Mathew Mok
3 years ago
Reply to  Steven B Coy

Welcome home Brother, Central Highlands Class of ’68 here.

And you right. The royal exalted boma is history and we are back to kicking ass instead of kissing it!

Tony Winters
Tony Winters
3 years ago

What good does it do for the US to impose sanctions when the rest of the world just goes about business as usual. There are sanctions against Russia and yet Germany is still buying gas from them and I would be willing to bet that they distribute it to other countries to chicken to break the sanctions directly.

Mathew Mok
Mathew Mok
3 years ago
Reply to  Tony Winters

Give it time, Bunky, We are getting stronger ever day, especially in the oil and natural gas business. – BTW Did you know the Ruskies BUY LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas),,,,,,,,, From US!

Like I said. Give it time. It took the royal exalted boma’s 8 plus a couple of decades before him to get into this mess. What? You think that the day President Trump was elected everything was going to instantly turn around?

Steven B Coy
Steven B Coy
3 years ago

YOU WOULD RATHER DO NOTHING LIKE OBAMINATION DID FOR 8 YEARS LOOK AT WHAT THAT GOT US !!!!!!!!! VIETNAM VET

tgw
tgw
3 years ago

Continue tough and tougher sanctions. I ran will come to three table. If not, the Mulas will surly loose power as the riots will get worse.

Sharon Jeanguenat
Sharon Jeanguenat
3 years ago

Go for it, Mr. Trump!! Iran is our sworn enemy, as long as the Ayatollah is in charge of the country. God bless you, Mr. President!

Ralph Ormsbee
3 years ago

Best way to help Trump at this time is to vote in all of the republicans into office this election mid terms and give him absolute power in the party and see how it goes. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain plus our country safe and sound

James Flikkema
James Flikkema
3 years ago

Thank you Mr. President!

dprato
dprato
3 years ago

While this statement may not be directly related to this particular commentary it is important for all Trump supporters to consider.
If most reasonable thinking people would think about their observations of the Left, Liberals and Democrats over the last two years they would see a group of people among them that are totally unhinged, irrational, hypocritical, liars, cheats, and their credibility is zero. We have been subjected to violent behavior, attacks on the Constitution, Religion, and the laws of the land. When people protect individuals who come here illegally and commit heinous crimes against other non citizens and citizens you have to know there is something wrong with the way they think. How can any American Citizen be against employing American Citizens, enforcing the laws of the land, and giving priority to American Citizens rather than Illegal’s, who we spend 135 billion dollars a year to support, as well as the tax break that has enabled business to flourish?
Everyone needs to think seriously about the direction you want this Country to take prior to voting in the 2018 elections. In 2016 despite all the projections we elected a President who has not only kept many of his promises against a stream of constant harassment but has actually turned things around in this Country for the better.
It is essential that we give President Trump a significant majority in the House and the Senate with people who will support him not continually try to undermine him. If you are pleased with the direction of the Country and tired of the continual assaults on our traditional values by the Left, Liberals and Democrats then it is essential that We The People get out and cast our votes for folks who will advance the Trump agenda. We will have only ourselves to blame if we fail to do this by thinking others will carry the day for us. Vote Republican for a better Country and allow the President to do the job he wants to do for us, the American People.
If you agree with my position here feel free to pass this on..

Carol
Carol
3 years ago

I agree with you 100%. We must get an increase in our majority in both house and senate.

Fred Alexander
Fred Alexander
3 years ago

Under Obama Iran agreed to freeze a portion of its nuclear enrichment activities in exchange for reduced economic sanctions. Iran was in a dire economic situation. As a result, Iran’s military activity in the region increased. It has also worked on advancing its ballistic missile system, which is capable of carrying and launching a nuclear weapon. Since that day, everyone has been noticing that the deal has caused more chaos and wars and increased the Iranian regime’s dominance inside and outside Iran; contrary to Obama’s perception that Tehran would abandon its hostile policy and focus on development and peace. Was Obama that naive or was this just another Obama misperception? Thank god for Trump because under Obama Iran would be allowed to have nuclear weapons in 7 years as Iran chants “Death to America.”

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